This is our gym.
Whether you call it aerobic walking, speed walking or power walking (as we do), we know how to make your walk a workout. We pioneered the introduction of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) into walking classes more than 15 years ago so that people of all fitness abilities can participate in a high-energy, low-impact, effective workout. Try one of our classes for no charge to be sure you love it as much as we do! Courses are offered all year at a few great walking locations in Toronto. Look for Intro Workshops too!
Gentle Yoga classes
We believe yoga is the perfect complement to walking. The practice of yoga asanas increases mobility at joints and strengthens muscles. Finish with mindful quiet to enhance life.
Cozy up by the fire and unwind in the art-filled surroundings of the Drake Devonshire in the picturesque Wellington village of Prince Edward County, Ontario. We offer two delicious yoga retreats each year at this boutique hotel featured on Travel+Leisure’s IT LIST for 2015. Join us for three days of luxury and learning.
Dreams of walking a marathon or half marathon? Live outside the Greater Toronto Area? The next best thing to taking our programs is remote coaching.
Get Certified as a Walking Coach
Love sharing your love of walking? Our certification program gives you the tools you need to start walk classes in your community.
Individual/Small Group Coaching
Work with Lee at your home or outside! If you live in Toronto, contact her for details.
Are we challenged or are we committed? At WoW Power Walking we’ve decided to choose COMMITMENT over challenge.
This is what can be found daily on the Internet, in magazines and advertisements: Take the challenge! Sign up for the 30-day challenge! Change your life with this challenge! Selling fitness and wellness packages as a challenge imbues the experience as one we want to get over, get through…survive.
Almost five years ago we offered our first “No Sugar Challenge.” Ahead of the curve on this, we challenged ourselves to removing all added sugar from our diet for 21 days. We watched as everyone expressed relief when 21 days were over. They had survived.
This got us to thinking about how the word commitment is so much more powerful than the word challenge. Yes, there are challenges associated with finding, making, and eating real food without added sugars in our world of food products. If these challenges are met with commitment to sourcing and eating real food, it’s a game changer for life.
Commit to real food. Commit to a positive vision. Commit to your best self.
Get naturally sweet.
Naturally Sweet Commitment begins September 1, 2017.
Visualize commitment. Ditch the notion of challenge. Embrace a positive and powerful vision of your best self. Start with these 30 days and carry forward for your best life.
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Meet Lee Scott, Founder of WoW Power Walking
Lee is well known for her motivational and passionate work. She is often asked to share her love of power walking for fitness and marathons, yoga for balance, and eating for well being with both small and large groups. She continues to be invited to speak at marathons and fitness conferences across North America.
Lee Scott, B.A.Sc., M.A.
Lee trained to be a mechanical engineer, giving her a methodical and research-based approach to work in the health and fitness industry. A dynamic coach, she has been a certified fitness professional since 1991 and developed the WoW Power Walking® program in 2002, creating the Simple Secrets for a Great Walking Workout DVD-CD in 2006. She has coached thousands of walkers for fitness and marathons. She has power walked more than 100 distance events including 31 full marathons. Her personal best walking a full marathon is 4:51:51 achieved at the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon. In 2014, Lee was the overall winner of the women’s division in the two walk-only half marathons events offered in North America. Lee believes yoga is a perfect complement to power walking. She has been practicing yoga since 1995 and has completed 675 hours of yoga teacher training with the Mukti Yoga School of Manhattan Beach, California. Her engaging presence and considerable knowledge of the latest research in exercise science and nutrition has made her a popular expert with the media and at conferences. Every day Lee is inspired by her clients who embrace the opportunity to explore their best selves.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
ACSM Health Summit, San Diego, April 6-9, 2017
Join Lee Scott and Michele Stanten for a Walk HIIT workout! Sixty minutes of high intensity interval training keeping one foot on the ground at all times!
Friday, April 7 noon-1pm
Friday April 7, 5:30-6pm
Sunday, April 9 6:30-7:30am
Big Sur International Marathon, April 29, 2017
Lee will be in Big Sur to power the walk the marathon on Sunday, April 30 for the 14th year. She is honoured and excited to once again participate in the Saturday race expo lunch time panel event contributing her walking expertise to the Q & A discussion.
IDEA World Convention, Las Vegas, July 19-23, 2017
Join Lee Scott for her workshop session, Make Walking a HIIT at the largest fitness professional convention in the world. Learn how high intensity interval training transforms walking into a workout! We’ll review walking biomechanics and apply principles of HIIT to create energizing walking workouts.
What our Clients are Saying…
Yoga classes with Lee are wonderful – a beginner feels welcome, learns, and is motivated to keep going. Meanwhile, yoga experts are encouraged and led to even stronger yoga practice. Highly recommended.Nancy R. Oakville
Lee is the walking coach’s coach. She has created a thorough curriculum that breaks down the walking pattern into four basic progressions, each presented with helpful cues and takeaways. Not only will you be a better walking coach at the end of the eight week course, you will be a stronger walking athlete yourself.Katie D., Austin, TX
Lee’s coaching makes all the difference for power walkers at all levels. Her proven methods of interval training and hill work, combined with her positive attitude and decades of experience, will prepare you for any race. Her great advice to “trust the training” carried me through a recent marathon. Above all, her classes are fun, friendly and inclusive.Dianne B., Toronto